Ahead of Deadlines, Americans Urge the Trump Administration to Keep Oil and Gas Pollution Protections Strong and In Place

Almost half a million Americans registered overwhelming opposition, as public comment periods closed late yesterday on two Trump administration proposals to tear down clean air and taxpayer protection measures.

Under a Bureau of Land Management proposal, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke would gut requirements that oil and gas companies operating on federal and tribal lands put basic, cost-effective practices in place to reduce waste of public and tribally-owned natural gas resources through unnecessary leaks, venting and flaring. This move would mean approximately $1 billion more in wasted energy resources, less revenue for federal taxpayers and Western communities, and more smog-forming pollution.

Environmental Defense Fund / April 24, 2018 – read more …

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